Interview with Catherine Bell

What are you working on next?
I've got a couple of pieces I'm working on at the moment:

One is a collection of short stories, called the Sick and Sombre Tales of Sinister Town. So watch this space as the first one will be out soon!

The other is another horror, with a Room 101 style concept to it.
Who are your favorite authors?
My favourite author is Stephen King. My favourite work by him was a joint piece with Peter Straub. I remember vividly being too scared to turn the page, and even flipping forward a couple of pages first to steel myself into going back to read it.

That is what inspired me to write horror myself. I want to instil that feeling in others- and I feel that the images your imagination conjured are so much more powerful than those fed to you by films.
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
The first story I ever wrote was called The Cathy Stories. I was 11, and it was a book involving all my classmates, and school teachers, lessons etc.

It proved to be really popular amongst my friends, and it was at that point I think I really fell in love with becoming a writer.
What's the story behind your latest book?
The story behind the Children of Manson was a way of expressing some of my views about some real life issues as an undertone, while the predominant storyline was horror.

It centres around a university student who is a bit of a social outcast, while another story runs parallel, which involves a much more sinister character. The situations are both building up in their own way, and erupt when their two paths collide, with catastrophic consequences.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
I love the fact that there are no limits, in any aspect of fiction writing.

You can change the world, and the people; you can create and destroy... it is a limitless playground for the imagination.
What do your fans mean to you?
Every time someone tells me they have enjoyed reading my work, I get an indescribable feeling.
Its quite emotional really; pride, accomplishment, but also I'm humbled that someone has taken the time to read something I have created.

Thanks to everyone who takes the time to look at my work. It really does mean the world to me.
Published 2013-09-08.
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Books by This Author

The Sick & Sombre Tales of Sinister Town
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 4,930. Language: English. Published: March 15, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Horror » General, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
A collection of horrifying short stories straight from the depths of Sinister Town 1. The Doktor 2. The Leprosychaun 3. The Death Rattle 4. Sinister Lake
The Children of Manson
Price: $3.05 USD. Words: 43,470. Language: English. Published: September 8, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Horror » General
Would you allow an aggressive disease to spread? Would you watch with indifference as it devastated its host? I have a choice. And I, along with my Family, choose to act. Now you may choose. Join us… or die.